¿Cómo absorber vitamina D del sol sin dañar la piel?

How to absorb vitamin D from the sun without damaging the skin?

Vitamin D is essential to keep the body healthy. However, our body does not produce it, it needs to absorb it mainly from the sun. It seems like an easy task, especially in summer, but there are factors and habits that can make optimal exposure difficult. In this blog we talk about the importance of absorbing vitamin D and we explain how to correctly absorb it from the sun without damaging the skin.

The importance of absorbing Vitamin D

Vitamin D controls 3% of the human genome (1). The cells of the body contain its receptors, which thus contributes to the proper functioning of the body. It is involved in the regulation of aging (2), calcium, blood sugar levels and the improvement of blood pressure. Which means that: 

  • Maintains skin, cardiovascular, bone and muscle health.
  • Strengthens the immune system (3), bones and teeth.
  • Prevents diseases such as diabetes, osteoporosis, rickets or the appearance of some cancers.
  • Prevents premature skin aging and skin dehydration.
  • Improves the nervous system.

How to absorb vitamin D from the sun?

Just standing in the sun for a few minutes a day is enough. Let the rays hit the skin and that's it!

Be careful! In EXCESS or WITHOUT PRECAUTION it can be harmful to health. For some years now, vitamin D deficiency has been increasing in society (4), among others, due to radically avoiding the risks of sun exposure. The key is balance: sunbathe correctly and with caution.

Tips for sunbathing correctly and assimilating vitamin D.

  • Do not exceed 15 - 30 minutes daily.
  • Expose yourself progressively.
    Start with 5 minutes. Over the days, increase to 30 minutes. It is a way to avoid overexposures.
  • Take advantage of the daily walk, with clothes on.
    Leaving your face, arms or legs exposed is enough. In addition, some light clothing can let light through and facilitate synthesis.

  • Avoid peak radiation hours.
    Intense radiation damages the skin more easily and does not provide more vitamin D.

  • Use protection.
    Even if you only expose your face or hands, protect yourself. We at GGcare use Colored cream SPF20, both in winter and summer, to protect the skin of the face and hands. Sunscreens may slightly decrease absorption, but it is essential to prevent health risks.

  • Take care of and hydrate your skin, check it frequently and go to specialists.
    You will contribute to good skin health and your well-being.

If you need to sunbathe from home….
Open the window, the rays that transmit vitamin D do not pass through the glass. Apply sunscreen and... that's it!

If you do not absorb it well or you cannot expose yourself to the sun...
Climatic factors, lifestyles, medications and diseases can make natural assimilation difficult. Therefore, it is important to take into account alternatives such as diet or vitamin supplements. At GGcare, we recommend visiting specialists for a specific diagnosis and treatment, if you do not synthesize or cannot be exposed to solar radiation.

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